In Defense Of Animals

Rating: 4.2 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 3010 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael CA 94901 USA

Mission: Founded in 1983 by veterinarian Dr. Elliot M. Katz, IDA is a national, nonprofit organization with a distinguished record for its dedication to ending the exploitation and abuse of animals by defending their rights, welfare and habitat. IDA has fought tirelessly to elevate the status of animals beyond that of mere property and to educate the public that animals are individuals with needs and interests of their own, not mere commodities to be bought, sold, and discarded at an “owner’s” whim. IDA operates the Project Hope sanctuary in rural Mississippi as well as the Chimpanzee Rescue Sanctuary of Cameroon in Africa.  Committed to educating the public, working with grassroots groups and initiating litigation, research and investigations, IDA is on the cutting edge of animal protection.  Now, more than ever, IDA is a force for desperately needed change.
Programs: IDA's programs include campaigns to stop animal testing in both medical and product testing; a campaign to end the use of fur in fashion; a campaign to stop the use of animals in circuses; and miscellaneous programs focusing on the use of animals for food, clothing and entertainment. We sponsor national Fur Free Friday activities, the Primate Freedom Tour, and World Week for Animals in Labs Day.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

IDA is a leader when it comes to helping the voiceless, whether it be for bobcats, wolves, bears, or fur trade or any animals without a voice. I am proud to be a part of the volunteer effort for IDA! The name goes together with the goal....they defend the voiceless from harm and in many different ways! The provide literature and media support and even write speeches to be given at CA Legislature! I am so thrilled that they help in rescue in times of crisis. They do outreach education and reach thousands of animal protectors!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing!!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

I am an avid animal rights advocate and rely on other organizations for prompt and important news regarding all these issues. IDA is always updating pertinent topics and they are a caring and selfless organization. ... "They simply do the right thing"

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through updates via website.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

In Defense of Animals promotes respect for the fellow inhabitants of our planet in many ways, from promoting "Guardianship" instead of "Ownership" of other beings, to actual rescue of animals in need. There is no other organization helping animals like it and I give it my full support, in donations of time and money.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping to raise awareness of the plight of animals used in industries like zoos, circuses and rodeos, and rescuing animals in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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